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A. Achen letter
Achen, an Ohio regimental surgeon at the Union lines before Vicksburg, describes recent events of the siege, such as Union naval attempts to break the Mississippi blockade, a speech by General Thomas on abolition, and the formation of African American regiments. On verso is a map in pencil of Vicksburg and vicinity, with various fortifications and encampments indicated. Also includes
Abraham Feinglass papers
Correspondence, speeches, articles, memoranda, reports, reference materials, U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation file spanning four decades on Feinglass's alleged left-wing activities, and bound vols. of periodicals Fur Worker and Fur and Leather Worker, issued by International Fur Workers Union of the United States and Canada and its successor International Fur and Leather Workers Union of the United States and Canada.
African American Police League (Chicago, Ill.) records
In 1968, five Black Chicago police officers founded the Afro-American Patrolmen's League (AAPL; renamed the Afro-American Police League in 1979 and later, the African American Police League), with the stated purpose of establishing a greater degree of professionalism in law enforcement, to elevate the image of the African American police person in the African American community, and to eliminate police
Alpha Gamma Pi records
Correspondence, meeting minutes, membership records, newspaper clippings, financial materials, photographs, event materials, and other records of Alpha Gamma Pi, an African American sorority organized to honor progressive women, serve as role models, and provide college scholarships. Programs recognized women for their academic and social achievements, especially those from low-income backgrounds. Included are by-laws, directories, resumes, treasurer reports, receipt books (4
Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union Midwest records
Correspondence, legal files, topical files (especially 1968-1974 from Tom Herriman's office), pamphlets, and four scrapbooks of the Chicago and Central States Joint Board, as well as correspondence and minutes from various locals of the Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union, AFL-CIO, including: Local 6 minute and cash books (in Czech), 1919-1940; Local 39 minute books, 1922-1927 and 1939-1949; Local 61
Amalgamated Meat Cutters & Butcher Workmen of North America records
The Amalgamated Meat Cutters and Butcher Workmen of North America and the United Packinghouse Workers of America coordinated collective bargaining efforts ca. 1953. The two unions merged in 1968.
Andrew Jackson papers collection (at Chicago History Museum)
Correspondence, certificates, muster rolls, military reports, and other documents, including many fragmentary items, relating to Andrew Jackson and various phases of his life and times. Most Jackson correspondence is composed of incoming letters to him. About 34 items in the collection are handwritten or signed by Jackson. Topics in the collection include Jackson's military career, his business affairs, real estate
Archibald J. Carey papers
Correspondence and other papers relating to Carey's activities as a lawyer, politician, and alderman (1947-1955) of the 3rd ward in Chicago; member (1955-1961) of the President's Committee on Government Employment Policy; and pastor of Quinn Chapel (African Methodist Episcopal Church). Collection includes papers of his father, Bishop Carey. Topics include the younger Carey's 1949 efforts to have the Chicago City
Archibald J. Motley, Jr. papers and photographs
Correspondence, publications, manuscripts, photocopies of sketches and sketchbooks, photographs, sound recordings, and a videocassette related to the life and work of Archibald J. Motley, Jr., a painter known for his portraiture and scenes of urban life. Included are his handwritten manuscript "The Negro in Art," documentation of his numerous awards, including a Guggenheim Foundation grant, items related to exhibitions in
Arthur W. Mitchell papers
Correspondence, speeches, newsclippings, and other papers of Mitchell, who served as U.S. Congressman from the First Congressional District, Chicago (Ill.), 1935-1943. Mitchell was the first African American Democrat to serve in the U.S. House of Representatives, and his papers contain many incoming letters from throughout the country on racial issues. Additional topics include Mitchell's election campaigns against Oscar DePriest and
Association for the Study of Afro-American Life and History, Chicago Chapter records
Correspondence, programs, and newsclippings concerning a proposed commemorative service for Carter G. Woodson (founder of the ASALH) and efforts to establish a Chicago Public Library branch in his honor. Also present are additional materials on ASALH history, African American history observances, and the U.S. Bicentennial Celebration.
Association House of Chicago records
Correspondence, minutes, financial records, staff handbooks, workshop materials, program reports, staff evaluations, newsletters, scrapbooks of newsclippings, and other materials created by staff, board members, community groups, and support groups affiliated with Association House, a Presbyterian-sponsored settlement house based in the West Town neighborhood of Chicago, concerning its administration, fund-raising, training of social workers and religious service workers, welfare services, day
Bennett M. Stewart papers
Correspondence, speeches, awards, and aldermanic campaign disclosure material of Stewart, Alderman of Chicago's 21st Ward from 1971 to 1978 and U.S. Congressman (Democrat) from the 1st Congressional District of Illinois from 1979 to 1980.
Bernard Weisberg papers
Correspondence, research files, legal documents, meeting minutes, newsletters, press releases, newspaper clippings, booklets, and other personal papers of Bernard Weisberg, a Chicago human rights lawyer. Materials relate to Weisberg's involvement with the 1970 Illinois Constitutional Convention and to his legal work, especially as general counsel for the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Illinois. Topics include police activities, the 1968
Better Government Association records
Candidates' statements, topically-arranged investigation files, newsclippings, press releases, minutes, and correspondence of the BGA, a Chicago non-profit, investigative organization founded in 1923 that has focused media attention on waste and corruption in city, state, and federal government. Topics are primarily Chicago area cases, including the Alderman Thomas Keane case; investigations of government agencies, policies, and contracts, especially in health care,
Black Women in the Middle West Project collection
Correspondence, lists, publicity materials, and other records of the Black Women in the Middle West (BWMW) Project, a grant-funded project to document the lives of African American women and organizations in Illinois and Indiana and to encourage the donation of their historical records to research repositories. Includes files created by the project under the administration of Darlene Clark Hine, an
Brenda Eichelberger papers
Correspondence, flyers, press releases, form letters, financial records, news articles, membership applications, publications, membership contact files, photographs, and other papers of Brenda Eichelberger, primarily related to her work with the National Alliance of Black Feminists office in Chicago (Ill.) and to other feminists and organizations.
Bruce Washington papers
Correspondence, photographs, and personal papers of Bruce Washington, an African American World War I veteran. Included are event programs from the Bethel A.M.E. Church on Dearborn Street in Chicago (Ill.), of which Washington was an active member, and magazines from the 1920s and 1930s, including six issues of The Crisis.
Business and Professional People for the Public Interest records
Working files, including correspondence, memoranda, legal documents, and topical files of the Business and Professional People for the Public Interest (BPPPI), a public interest law firm engaged in litigation against police spying, segregation in public housing, industrial pollution, and other issues. Materials include files of attorney Alexander Polikoff on the Gautreaux case against the Chicago Housing Authority for allegedly building
Carol Moseley Braun papers
Carol Moseley Braun was born and educated in Chicago. She became the first African American woman elected to the U.S. Senate.
Catholic Adult Education Center records
Correspondence, financial records, newspaper clipping, meeting minutes, photographs, and other administrative records of the Catholic Adult Education Center (CAEC) in Chicago (Ill.). Included are materials from CAEC courses on intellectual and social matters, the CAEC Chicago Center for Film Study, Chicago World Peace Center, and Summer Biblical Institutes. In addition are records from Father Daniel Cantwell's work at the center
Catholic Inter-Racial Council of Chicago records
CIC was established in 1945. The name is sometimes spelled Catholic Interracial Council.
Chapin Hall for Children records
Correspondence, minutes of meetings, 1867-1958, admission and dismissal ledgers, financial records, case files, and other records of the organization, which provided day-care services for working mothers and served as a temporary shelter for dependent children and as an orphanage. The Chicago Nursery and Half-Orphan Asylum was known since the 1930s as Chapin Hall for Children (the name of its building
Charlotte E. Senechalle papers
Correspondence, board meeting minutes, research files, newspaper clippings, reports, observation notes, and other papers of Charlotte E. Senechalle, primarily relating to her work with school improvement and the conditions of the Cook County Department of Corrections. Included are materials regarding Senechalle's work with the Citizens Schools Committee, such as meeting minutes (1988-1991), financial records, and observer reports regarding the Chicago
Chase House (Chicago, Ill.) records
Annual reports, board meeting minutes, correspondence, surveys, reports, newsletters, newspaper clippings, daily schedules, applications, forms, and photographs of the Chase House, a daycare center for preschool children in Chicago (Ill.). The materials mostly pertain to the daycare's general activities, but include information on health and child development as well as a history of the institution.